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Lunar New Year Color Block Nails

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Celebrate the new year with traditional colors in a bold color block pattern. 🧧 We love this red-on-red look alongside our bright gold glitter powder. 💖❤️💛
PRO TIP: Make sure you thoroughly prep nails to ensure adhesion & long-lasting wear! Push back cuticles, create a rough texture on the nail plate by filing, and sanitize thoroughly.
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Step 1
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 1 Bond. Allow it to dry completely.
Step 2
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 2 Base to the entire nail and immediately dip fingernail into Base & Finish Powder.

PRO TIP: Avoid getting the product onto cuticles, powder will pick up wherever Base is applied.

Step 3
  • Tap finger to remove loose powder and use a pointed tool, like a toothpick or a jelly pusher, to clean up the cuticle line. Then use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder from the nail surface.
Step 4
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 2 Base to the corner of the nail to create a slant, then dip the nail into color of choice. Here we used CL03.
Step 5
  • Tap finger to remove loose powder, then use a fluffy brush to sweep off any excess. Repeat application for more coverage.
Step 6
  • Use a file and buff the edge of the slant to create a smooth, straight line.
Step 7
  • Apply Step 2 Base to the top half, where color hasn’t been applied, and immediately dip the nail into color powder of choice. This is CL01.
Step 8
  • Tap finger to remove loose powder and use a fluffy brush to sweep off any excess. Repeat application for more coverage.
Step 9
  • Using a file to buff the edge of the new addition to create a smooth, straight line.
Step 10
  • Apply Step 2 Base to the remainder of the nail and immediately dip the nail into color powder of choice. We used GL36.

PRO TIP: Brushes may harden or pick up color powder during application. Simply switch them between Brush Softener for easy cleaning & workability.

Step 11
  • Tap finger to remove loose powder and use a fluffy brush to sweep off any excess. Repeat application for more coverage.
Step 12
  • File and buff to achieve the desired nail shape & smoothness.
Step 13
  • Wash hands or use a lint-free wipe saturated in alcohol to wipe the nails clean from filing debris.
Step 14
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 4 Sealer and allow nails to dry for 1-2 minutes.
Step 15
  • Apply a second coat of Step 3 Activator and allow nails to dry for a full 5 minutes.

PRO TIP: If you live in a humid climate, you may need to increase your dry time.

Step 16
  • Using a lint-free wipe, clean nails to remove any excess activator that may still be on the nail surface.

PRO TIP: Make sure nails are completely dry before moving to the next step!

Step 17
  • Apply a coat of Step 4 Sealer in thin, quick strokes and allow 2-3 minutes for nails to dry.
Step 18
  • Apply a final coat of Step 4 Sealer to the entire nail, including the free edge. Allow nails to dry thoroughly for 3-5 minutes.

PRO TIP: Don't apply more than 2 consecutive coats of Sealer as this will prevent even drying & may result in a gummy mani.

Finish!
  • Red and gold color block nails are easy to DIY with dip powder - it’s the perfect manicure for Lunar New Year!

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